The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee oversees the welfare of any animals used in experimental research, their care and facilities, as directed by the U. S. Department of Agriculture and the National Institutes of Health.
All Louisiana Tech University research involving animal subjects must be reviewed by the Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) of Louisiana Tech University prior to research and regardless of funding source. The findings of this committee must be addressed in the body of the proposal and may often be required on the agency cover page.
References and Resources
Policy 7109 Animal Welfare
Revision Date: 9/6/2005
Original Effective Date: 12/12/1997
Responsible Office: Vice President for Research and Development
Reference: NIH OLAW
Louisiana Tech University has filed an Assurance of Compliance with the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW- formerly OPRR) regarding its implementation of the provisions of the regulations for the protection of animal research subjects and is registered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Service, Animal Health Division; the institution meets the criteria described in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts, No. 7, June 14, 1971; Public Health Service Publication No. 1024, Guide for Laboratory Animal Facilities and Care. All research projects involving animal subjects, both sponsored and non-sponsored projects, must be reviewed and approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) before the research project is initiated as well as periodically during the conduct of the research project. A faculty member planning to use animals in experimental research should contact the Chair of the IACUC and the Vice President for Research and Development to secure the criteria to which he/she must adhere.
F: Animal Use Compliance Forms